Plants 1-2 cm, in erect, basal tufts or cushions, green or brownish green. Stems yellow or brownish green; cross section irregularly pentagonal, cortical cells in 2-4 layers, medulla cell walls thick or thin, central strand cells small; rhizoids between leaves near base of plants. Leaves distant near base of plants, more congested toward apex, not much different when dry or moist, oblong-lanceolate, widest above base, somewhat concave to keeled; base slightly rounded to insertion; margins revolute to mid leaf, weakly serrulate proximally, irregularly serrulate toward apex; apex acute; costa flexuose; laminal cells round or nearly oblong, papillae blunt; basal cells 1-stratose, hyaline. Specialized asexual reproduction by small fusiform propagula in tight globose cluster. Perigonia budlike in series down stem; paraphyses of 7-10 cells. Perichaetia with paraphyses of 9-12 cells. Seta 1-1.5 cm. Capsule suberect or horizontal, 2.5-3 mm; operculum conic, rostrum short, blunt; endostome cilia nodose. Spores 10-20 µm, smooth.